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More on Generating Test Data: The second segment on test data will briefly review capturing, cleaning, reading, and storing raw data, including overviews of the File System Object of the Windows Scripting Runtime and the new, built-in Split function. We will demonstrate and explain combining saved raw test data to create realistic-looking test data for public view and demonstration of your application. The process will include use of the pseudo-random number generation features of VBA.

Access 2003: Coming soon -- the newest version of our favorite database. Will the changes and new features be useful for your type of application development? Will it be a great release, or just another good release? We'll explore it together and see.

Simple Web Interface: What’s the hot database topic these days? It’s Web interfaces to databases. One of the easiest tools for creating simple websites, Microsoft Front Page, can interact with Access (and also some server databases) to provide a user-friendly and inexpensive 'web database interface'. We will cover at least two approaches to using Front Page with Access. Why do I call it inexpensive? Street price is under $150, and it comes free with some editions of Microsoft Office 2000 and Office XP.

ActiveX Data Objects (ADO): ADO is Microsoft’s newest candidate for Access Method of the Future. We’ll take a look at where it is (not quite as complete as DAO, and no more development for Jet database support), where it pays to use ADO, where it pays to stick with DAO instead, and demonstration of ADO in Access. Perhaps we can also discuss the different model of the successor Access Method, currently in beta test along with various other .NET components, ADO+.

Reserved: This space is reserved for your presentation. Won’t you volunteer to talk to us about something interesting that you’ve done or some interesting Access subject that you’ve learned?
 

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